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Poster: patkelleyPA Date: Dec 3, 2008 1:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: posting

Not even William Tell himself has been able to fully turn me on to primal Dead. I think I'm a lost cause.

Give me your best Shakedown!
Give me your best Althea!
Give me your best Terrapin!
Give me your best Victim or the Crime!

But please, spare me your best Mason's Children, Mindbender, and your wandering hour long Dark Stars! (Oh ya, I said it)

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Dec 3, 2008 1:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Gasp!!!!!!!!!

Blasphemer.

Are you a good witch or a bad witch? Now run along before someone comes along and drops a house on you too.




Whoa - wrong thread.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Dec 3, 2008 1:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gasp!!!!!!!!!

Oh, Oz never did give nothin to the Tin Man, that he didn't, didn't already have...


...oh crap! Wrong thread AND wrong band.

Quick bonus points to the first Dead head to chime in w/the name of the band that sang that cheeseball (but somehow super-catchy) 1970's nugget.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Dec 3, 2008 2:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gasp!!!!!!!!!

Weren't they the dudes with alligator lizards in their hair or something like it - Ventura Highway I think???

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Dec 3, 2008 2:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gasp!!!!!!!!!

Yep.

also "Horse with no Name".

Which, btw , contains one of my favorite ridiculous lyrics of all-time: "The heat was hot..."

was it REALLY? I'll bet the water was wet, too.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 3, 2008 3:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gasp!!!!!!!!!

How about "alligator lizards in the air"?

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Poster: yesss! Date: Dec 3, 2008 3:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gasp!!!!!!!!!

"in the aiiir"

ahh, poetry... america mastered it.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 3, 2008 4:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gasp!!!!!!!!!

I actually had a huge argument over that line in the mid 70s with a couple of friends...I maintained that in and of itself, the line was so absurd as to instantly classify them as lame, while they suggested Hunter wrote similar lines (I strongly begged to differ, and still do...).

Nonetheless, I have never forgotten that line...though I might not be so hard on the friends today...

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Poster: paulypecker Date: Dec 3, 2008 1:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gasp!!!!!!!!!

AMERICA

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 3, 2008 3:18pm
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Don't worry, I won't take it personally.

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Poster: patkelleyPA Date: Dec 3, 2008 7:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: posting

No personal offense meant, of course. Every once in a while I take you up on your suggestions and even the best of the best of the primal stuff is missing something for me, I don't know what it is.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 3, 2008 8:00pm
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I know the feeling. For me though, it is harder to explain: I grew up going to hear FTow/Scar/Fire/etc and so even if I expanded to the 60s (I had hardly listened to much more than the studio albums and Live Dead from that era for the first 30 yrs!), you'd think even to just relive old concert experiences I would love 77 or 78 or whatever...but I truly don't listen to them at all. In the two years I have been coming here, and urging of folks, I have perhaps ten times total listened to a portion of a post 73 show, and that's it.

It really is bizarre. Pathetic too, but really, I don't understand it all...my loss of course...